ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) is the globally recognized standard numbering system for audio and music video recordings. It comprises a 12-digit alphanumeric code and functions as a universal identification number for each sound recording.
ISRC codes are primarily used to identify and catalog individual songs (tracks) on an album. The ISRC allows you to get paid for digital music sales by ensuring that your royalties are tracked properly. ISRC codes are necessary to sell your individual tracks via Apple Music (iTunes) and other online music distributors. They are also required for any songs that you plan to offer for streaming on Spotify and other streaming services.
Similarly, you need to get ISRC codes in order to have your songs participate in the Billboard charts. In order to have a chance at making the Billboard music charts, your release must be registered with SoundScan using your ISRC codes for the individual tracks. If you do not register then your sales figures are not counted, and you remain invisible to the system.
ISRC Codes are also used to identify videos and spoken word recordings such as audio books, sermons, and training programs.
Whether you are a songwriter, a performer, or both, it’s good to know a few key facts about copyright law. In this video, we explain what copyright protects, what it means to be a copyright holder, and how you can register your sound recordings and musical works with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Meta Data is Very Important for Musicians, Producers and Copyright Owners to Get Paid
Per File Fee is $ 10
WE DO MUSIC & VIDEO CODING Accurate metadata ensures that your music is properly credited and this is what your royalty payments are dependent on. If you’re metadata is wrong, you run the risk of not being paid all the royalties you’re due.
Metadata also makes sure your music is mapped to the correct profile on streaming platforms. After putting in all that hard work on your release and release strategy, the last thing you want to happen is for your new song to end up on someone else’s profile!
Ensuring that your music is properly credited and easily identified makes it much easier to land big industry opportunities like sync deals.